Michal Mráz, originally studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. His present body of work consist of contrasting narratives. Each work encompasses multiple layered stories, ideas & metaphors, all while on one painted surface. The finished result, a highly charged picture, electric with a life of its own, froze in time, as if against it’s own will. Mraz’s ideas are executed with little color but prevailing emotion. The source material often used in each work is comprised of media, such as visual components like newspaper and magazine photographs (mainly LIFE magazine), film shots, and exerts from the internet. Topics of globalization, society’s perception, principles of consumerism, human systems, the control of society, juxtapose what it means to be an individual in a contemporary world.